On 6 Oct 2004 at 14:38, John Clay wrote:
> I just learned that my Oschner frame has French BB and pedal threading.
Not to be too much of a nit-picker, but if you look at the decal on your frame (assuming the decals are still there) you'll find it's spelled Ochsner. See: http://www.ochsnerusa.com/index2.html
It's my understanding that Ochsner imported his house brand frames from Switzerland. Are you sure the threading isn't Swiss?
BTW, back in 1992 I was contemplating buying a Vitus 992. Some 'net research found that at that time Ochsner International was the North American Vitus importer. I wanted to know something about parts and service availability, so I called Ochsner. I talked to a guy with a thick German accent who I later determined was Othon Ochsner himself. Based partly upon that discussion I bought the 992, which is still my primary bike. Hope the headset never wears out. ;-)
John Everett - Aurora, Illinois
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